September 21, 1997
free agent (July 2017)
Notes from the Field
Scouting Scratch (7.19.18)
Scouting Report Update (5.27.2020)
Physical Description: Tall, athletic
right-hander with some physical projection remaining. Has filled out
considerably since signing.
Mechanics: Starts on
the third base side of the rubber with a wide base. Doesn’t utilize a
wind-up and comes set at his chest before utilizing a short arm action
behind his back, hiding the ball until late. Typically comes over the top,
but varies his arm slot at times, with some pitches coming from a more
high-three quarters arm slot.
Fastball: 87-90 mph.
Tops out at 91 mph. Velocity was down considerably in 2019. In 2018, he
generated easy velocity and sat 92-94 mph, topping out at 95 mph. Shows
cut at times when his arm gets out ahead of his delivery and comes across
his body, with two-seam action at other times.
82-84 mph. Velocity was down in 2019 from 85-89 mph. Split-change is his
best secondary offering at this stage, showing late, diving action down
and out of the zone. Inconsistent.
mph. Average potential, but inconsistent. The shape and depth of the pitch
vary, with some more vertical when he gets over the ball and others with
more tilt when he gets on the side of it. Can get slurvey at times and
Career Notes: Was old
for an international signee at almost 20 years old. Started the 2018
season in the Lowell rotation. Missed a portion of the 2018 season with a
forearm strain. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League. Was moved
back to the GCL the following year with greatly diminished stuff, and
exited his final 2019 start after just one batter, suggesting an injury.
Summation: Was intriguing pre-injury based off looks
in Lowell in 2018, showing potential for a three-pitch mix, but in 2019,
his velocity was down across the board and his stuff had not returned
after his forearm injury the previous year. Now looks like a completely
different pitcher. Is a non-prospect if his stuff does not return.